1. Equisetaceae Michx.ex DC.

    1. This family is accepted.

[FTEA]

Equisetaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1999

Habit
Terrestrial plants
Stem
Aerial stems erect, uniform or of two kinds, fertile and sterile, hollow, ribbed; arising from creeping subterranean, often very deep, rhizomes; producing whorls of branches at the nodes; some species produce tubers borne singly or in rows like strings of beads, from the rhizomes near the roots
Leaves
Leaves reduced, in whorls, those of each whorl being united to form a sheath around the stem at each node
[FZ]

Equisetaceae, E. A. C. L. E. Schelpe. Flora Zambesiaca. 1970

Stem
Aerial stems erect, hollow, ribbed, arising from creeping subterranean rhizomatous stems and producing whorls of branches at the nodes
Leaves
Leaves reduced to a many-toothed short sheath at each node

Images

Equisetaceae Michx.ex DC. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Essai Propr. Méd. Pl. : 49. 1804 (1804)

Sources

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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